Control Your Mind
We often hamstring ourselves on a daily basis because we disrespect our most creative, influential and important resource...our minds! Our minds are the source of everything we have accomplished, or on the opposite side of the mental spectrum the cause of everything we have let slip!
In my experience as a success coach our minds are so malleable that we can put them to work for us in any aspect of creation or desire! However all to often we let our minds loose free to take the path of least resistance, choosing the easy route of focusing on negative influences or deciding that our goals are not possible. This then causes us to settle or succumb to negative/toxic understandings.
In a very insightful article entitled: Mittens for Your Mind, written by Jae M. Rang of Jae Associates; Jae M. Rang discusses the importance of controlling what we let enter our minds. Too often we are always focused on external precautions or taking care of outside business or what others are up to or may be doing but we let our guard don to our most crucial resource...our Mind.
Our Minds are the key to activating a new level of thinking frequency and enthusiasm, our minds can create anything we desire and it is when we attune our beliefs and behaviours with our thoughts...especially the positive thoughts that we begin to take our levels of success to an entire new level of effectiveness.
Jae M. Rang explains very succinctly that our minds are often left vulnerable to the most toxic elements being eschewed in society...and this is where we need to take a step up in responsibility.
In a second article, Open Your Mind, I really got great value out of how Dr Wayne Dyer encourages us to open our mind. Now although this may seem contradictory to what our first article encourages us to do, it is in fact in harmony with the great advice of the first article. What is so wonderfully explained by Dr Dyer, who is unfortunately no longer with us, is that we need to open our minds to growth and new possibilities that we have not been conditioned or prepared for. Our upbringing, education, culture and societal influences may in fact be the negative influences which are causing us to regress and increase our attraction to the negative influences and influencers out of misunderstanding
In my experience controlling our minds is a very challenging skill to establish however we can master it. Further to the two articles I would suggest the following three point strategy that has worked for me:
Make a decision today to increase your effort in controlling what direction your mind takes each day. This is most effective when done at the start of your day.
Although this will be a challenging habit to get, into you will soon see, that with persistence we are able to control our thoughts and have a greater say in the effect external influences have on us.
Hi my name is Allan Smith, founder and leader of Infinity Success. I have a passion for helping others progress and develop their unlimited potential and help them turn their dreams into goals and goals into reality!